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Old 03-20-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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change network name on suse

Hi all

I got a bit of a weird one.

I have this really hacked up version of SUSE11 SP2. It can only display yast in that old school blue background version, not the new shiny yast2 version. I can also only navigate via tab, no mouse. So I am pretty sure it is the original yast, not yast2.

I am trying to modify the network name such as "Ethernet Network Card" or "Broadcom Ethernet Controller" into something more human friendly like "external traffic" or "internal oam".

I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean.

thanks everyone
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:08 AM   #2
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I could be wrong, but in RHEL, you can define a "name" for your nic in

There's a "DEVICE=eth0"
and a "NAME=System eth0"

No doubt there's a similar file in SUSE.. Just do a
[code]service network restart[code/]
when you're done..... I've not used SUSE though, so I could be completely off.

Old 03-21-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
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thanks, you are right. the file is there and once changed, the name changed.


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